fuss around

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fuss around

To do something in a hasty or energetic manner. Mom wasn't expecting us, so she fussed around and prepared some snacks as we settled down in the living room.
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He fussed around the fire and stirred the sticks to brilliant exertions.
"I can't stand being fussed around by all these porters, and having to go and take pot luck amongst a pile of other people's baggage.
Also, I filled the car with sacks of flour, baking-powder, tinned goods, and all the ordinary necessaries of life suggested by Harmmed, who fussed around and clucked over the purchases like an anxious old hen.
There are more air intakes at the rear, the vent is vertical rather than diagonal and they have fussed around with the front.
* Siggy fussed around, chasing stray hairs from her face and neck with an outsized brush.
The blonde whimpered quietly to herself as two pals fussed around trying to help her - and staff carried on using the trolley between fits of giggles.
"Kym and the rest of the family fussed around her constantly."
A lot of the other girls fussed around him because they knew he was a rugby player but I wasn't bothered about his fame.
oOkay, taxiAEs here,o I informed mom gratuitously, while she fussed around in front of the mirror, fixing her hair for what seemed to be the final time before take-off.
Store employees fussed around the area, unloading boxes and arranging sheet sets on fixtures.
Little Joshua's seven-year-old sister Charlie was overjoyed to meet her new brother as Sarah's mother fussed around her exhausted daughter.
He fussed around the Secretary of State, nodded and purred adoringly at her every word.
Marketeers and PR executives fussed around us journalists.
The star, who has said he wants to stop being cast in broody roles, looked increasingly agitated with the crew as they fussed around the stage.